The Curbside Chronicle Annual Christmas Party

Our pals at the Curbside Chronicle host a Christmas Party each year at the Homeless Alliance, and we had the pleasure of sending some pizza their way. If you haven't heard of it yet, Curbside employs homeless individuals to sell a magazine they edit and develop as a nonprofit. This magazine is sold for $2 on curbs and corners around the city, and allows these people to earn a living selling a product instead of panhandling. Through Curbside they have helped dozens of people obtain their own housing and get off the streets. If you ever see someone slinging magazines in a green apron, you should definitely send a few dollars their way and check the magazine out!

For more info about Curbside: http://thecurbsidechronicle.org

Big Brothers / Big Sisters and the Lyric Theater

This December, everyone has a list of their own wants and needs, and the Lyric Theater helped dreams come true by hosting Big Brothers Big Sisters for a showing of A Christmas Carol. Having seen it on opening night, we knew they were in for a treat, and were more than happy to sling some great pizza pies for the lucky group of volunteers and members.

Special shoutout to Rachael Crawford and the Lyric team for finding ways to share the arts with the community. 

Four Loco Years - Thanks OKC!

Just recently we had the pleasure of celebrating our birthday with Oklahoma City. This year's party was hosted at the Tower Theatre on 23rd. Featuring multiple vendors including our pals Tree & Leaf, the Plaza District, and KLLR coffee. The party kicked off in the early afternoon and didn't wrap up until well into the night [possibly early morning...] We held our annual pizza eating contest, and reigning champ Lambo was in the audience as we crowned a new champion, who opted for the moolah. We had Revolución's lead man Miguel pushing out delicious food all day, and a wide array of drinks and music, leading up to headliner WAVVES. The night closed with German DJ, Saint WKND who stopped in on a flight from Europe to perform a set that had everyone head-bobbin'. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's party, and who have visited us at Empire over the last 4 years. We know it's cheesy, but we wouldn't be here without you. 

 

Photos courtesy of Quit Nguyen. 

Classen Ten Penn and Eugene Field Elementary

This past month, we had the pleasure of partnering with Classen Ten Penn, a nonprofit organization serving the neighborhood between Classen, 10th, and Penn in Oklahoma City. Eugene Field Elementary is currently without a PTA, so Classen Ten Penn volunteered to throw them a PTA event with pizza provided by our Empire sister concept, Easy E. We are appreciative of the local initiatives to make OKC a better place, one pizza at a time!